Saturday, 25 June, 2022
Topic2022 Uttarakhand election

Topic: 2022 Uttarakhand election

CDS Rawat hero of Uttarakhand, as BJP, AAP, Congress compete for votes of servicemen, families

While AAP declared Col. Ajay Kothiyal, an ex-serviceman as its CM candidate, both BJP and Congress are invoking CDS Rawat in their campaigns & promised sops to defence personnel.

BSP got 0 seats in Uttarakhand in 2017. Here’s why it’s counting on change of fortune this time

BSP chief Mayawati Thursday addressed her first rally for the Uttarakhand polls, which are scheduled for 14 February. The party is contesting all 70 seats in the state.

How Uttarakhand’s pretty hill hamlets with blue skies & rolling greens became ghost villages

Distress migration a major issue in poll-bound Uttarakhand. The state came into existence in 2000 after it was carved out of UP with the objective of equitable growth of the hills.

Attempt to murder, rape, abduction: 13% candidates in Punjab, 16% in Goa declare serious charges

Out of 2,207 contesting candidates in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa, 491 have declared criminal antecedents.

So many ex-CMs, so little campaigning: BJP’s old guard is missing in action in Uttarakhand

With leadership crisis — BJP changed CMs twice in 4 months last year — becoming a poll issue, ruling party is going overboard not to allow Dhami’s predecessors to overshadow him.

No corruption, free education — Kejriwal lists out AAP’s 10-point agenda for Uttarakhand

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal accused successive Congress & BJP governments in Uttarakhand of 'looting' the state. He added that AAP alone can provide an 'honest alternative' to people.

Modi, Kedarnath, Ganga arti — what BJP’s campaign push in Uttarakhand says about its message

It’s a no-brainer that Modi is the face of BJP’s campaign in Uttarakhand, with CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, who took over last July as third CM since 2017 election, taking the backseat.

India has a king, not PM: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Taking a sharp jibe at PM Modi while addressing a rally in Uttarakhand, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused him of leaving protesting farmers on the road for a year amid Covid.

Boat-shaped with local touch: Cap worn by Modi on R-Day is flavour of poll season in Uttarakhand

Cap designed by Mussoorie-based Sameer Shukla as symbol of local pride is selling like hot cakes in Uttarakhand as elections draw closer, with both Congress and BJP said to be placing orders.

Not Modi, nor BJP-brand Hindutva, Uttarakhand polls about real issues: Congress’ Harish Rawat

Former CM said the main issues Congress will be fighting on include job creation, priority to women in employment, and a cap on LPG cylinder prices.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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